PURCO SA Purchasing Consortium Southern Africa
COMMITTED TO SAVING OUR MEMBERS TIME AND MONEY THROUGH PROFESSIONAL AND FOCUSSED COLLABORATIVE PROCUREMENT WHILST STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
128 Active Suppliers 65 contract types R510m (2010) 26 universities 8 associated members
PURCO Facts Section 21 company – Non Profit Organisation • Created by our members to serve our members • Our members are our shareholders • Operating since 1978 • PURCO subscribes to the B-BBEE act of February 2007 • PURCO is a level 2 contributor • Procurement co-operation • Alliance partner to HESA • Benefit in Top Management support and co-operation for improved savings and efficiencies
PURCO adds value by Achieving competitive upfront prices and back-end rebates Creating an opportunity for experts to contribute. Creating an environment for interchange of ideas, sharing new developments and benchmarking of activities. Focusing on and specialising in specific contracts that are commonly used by our members. Neutral party in tender adjudication process on tenders specific to members. Saving time for buyers, allowing them to attend to strategic matters. Spreading procurement costs over a greater spend.
Top 20 Suppliers : Aug 09 – July 10 Actual Spend 2010 Actual Spend 2010
Working Process • Board meeting: Executive management meetings x 4 • JPPF: forum for procurement managers to plan, discuss issues of common interest and formulate action plans x 2 Annually: • Conference: involve all stakeholders, new industry developments, new procurement practices, professional development, etc. • AGM: Annual General meeting for members, to report back and elections of board representatives.
Working Process Ongoing: • Contract negotiations: tender or RFP process -2-3 months • Rebates: to PURCO from suppliers at minimum of 1% of total turnover • Incentives: to members, best prices upfront and annual rebate disbursements to members. • Independent Benchmarking • Savings reporting • Member visits
Member Benefits • Upfront in terms of low prices, significant savings • Back- end rebates • Staff & admin cost reduction • Single point of contact for 100’s of goods • Single channel of communication • No duplication of activities • Eliminates request for 3 quotations by using PURCO contract • Aligned to members’ financial policy • Members are shareholders in the company
Why it’s good for Suppliers? 1 Point of contact Increase of volumes Long term partnerships – trusted personal relationships Higher profits, reduced time Central point for promotions and marketing Access to PURCO website and newsletter Access to National forums – JPPF, User groups, Regional Meetings
Control & Reporting FINANCIAL CONTROLLER P. MATSHOBA
Board Members Chris Liebenberg University of Free State Chairman Nicolene AndipatinCape Peninsula University of Technology Gladman JamesUniversity of Fort Hare Prof Susan AdendorffUniversity of Pretoria Johan Wasserman Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Prakash Naidoo Vaal University of Technology Jurie Roux University of Stellenbosch Dheo Kumar Durban Universtiy of Technology Shakes Njapa University of Zululand Morgan Govender University of KwaZulu Natal Vuyo Memani-Sedile Unisa Trevor Adams University of Cape Town Kobus Odendaal Tshwane University of Technology Prof Henk Kriek University of Johannesburg
Regional Chairpersons Trevor Adams Western Cape Region University of Cape Town Jakes Jacobs Eastern Cape Region Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Trevor van Noord Central Region University of Johannesburg Pravin Gareeb KwaZulu Natal Region University of KwaZulu Natal
What it takes to become a member? What are the qualifying criteria? • Higher Education or research and development associated with Higher Education. What is the cost? • Membership Fees R17 600 pa What is the commitment? • Commitment to participation in Consortium Purchasing.
PURCO tender process Public Transparent Open Objective Aligned with Member procurement policies Independent Benchmarks
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